Praia do Canal Nature Resort

Praia do Canal Nature Resort

This gem in the middle of unspoiled nature is ideal for those who love authentic Portuguese hospitality and culinary indulgence. With a wide range of activities to provide an unforgettable experience for both the adventurous and the relaxed enjoyers, everyone gets their fill here. Located in the heart of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, this hotel offers more than 220 hectares of pure nature, stretching from a plateau, through a valley to the ocean, where the waves break on the shore of the Praia do Canal beach. Indulge in one of the two restaurants serving Portuguese cuisine and relax in the extensive spa.


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This hotel is open all year round.


56 luxurious rooms offering panoramic views.


Earliest check-in from 3 pm. Latest check-out at 12 pm.

About the Rooms

The luxurious rooms and suites meander on a plateau of pristine wilderness, each with panoramic views of the valley and Atlantic Ocean. Rooms have spacious balconies, terraces that open directly onto the garden with private lounge loungers and a desk. Each room has a private bathroom with a bidet, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, a closet, flat-screen TV, minibar, safe, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and complimentary mineral water.

Our favourite room

Every room here is top notch.

Enjy a refreshing swim

Relax by the outdoor pool, equipped with loungers.

Work out and wind down

Being immersed in a vessel of tranquility, looking at the extraordinary landscape of the South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, that is blissful. Enjoy an extensive choice of massages, beauty treatments and restorative therapies with Elemis skincare products. Wet and Dry Studio with hammam steam bath, two saunas (Finnish at 90ºC and bio at 70ºC), plunge pool with chilled water, ice-cold bucket waterfall and sensory showers, private indoor and outdoor relaxation area, heated indoor and outdoor pools, extensive spa menu of massages and beauty treatments. Before that, you can exercise in the gym equipped with a full range of cardiovascular and strength training equipment or you can get a workout on the outdoor terrace. Also make sure to stop by their store with regional products and gifts. Furthermore, you can surf, supp, spot dolphins, visit caves, fish, hike and jog, bike, ride horses, do a jeep safari and bird watch.

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Food & Drink

To dine at Praia do Canal is to take a journey through the culinary heritage of the Alentejo and Algarve regions of Portugal. Ingredients are sourced from local producers: sausages and peanuts from Rogil (Feiterinha) and Serra de Monchique, cheeses from Odemira, Serpa and Évora, fish from the Altantic Ocean, seafood from Ria Formosa and Ria de Alvor, black pork from Barrancos and Estremoz and ox meat from São Teotónio. Seasonal menus inspired by regional and traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist. Restaurant Azeitona offers regionally inspired fine cuisine, using local organic ingredients from the sea and countryside. At Restaurant Zimbro, you can dine informally by the main pool, with panoramic views of the nature reserve and ocean. Bar Medronho is a sophisticated bar with a fireplace, serving afternoon tea, cocktails and delicious snacks. For warmer days, refreshing drinks are served poolside at Bar Zimbro. At Zimbro you can dine informally "real food" by the pool, with panoramic views of the valley and ocean, with the added bonus of an oven for pizza, and Medronho is a bar with a wall-to-wall fireplace. In the morning, enjoy an a la carte breakfast.

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This hotel is located in the southwest of Portugal, in the middle of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park: the best preserved stretch of European coastline, and home not only to several unique animal and plant species, but also to some of the most beautiful and best preserved beaches in Europe. Aljezur, the nearest town, is only 10 km away, 6km from the surf spot Arrifana Beach, Praia do Monte Clérigo and Praia da Bordeira are 14 km away and Praia da Fateixa is 15 km away.

Are you travelling by plane?

Faro airport is 104 km away.


Price on request.

Do you have a (rental) car?

Free private parking is available at this accommodation.

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Nestled in a stunning landscape of more than 220 acres of pure nature, this gem of a hotel, Praia do Canal Nature Resort, is the place for those seeking pristine nature and wild landscapes. Whether you want to completely unwind or prefer to be active in nature, Praia do Canal Nature Resort offers a wide choice of experiences that will make your stay unparalleled. Breathtaking silence occasionally broken by the sound of the waves breaking on the shore of Praia do Canal beach. An unforgettable experience.

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